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September 2019      

After Summer vacation we are now back at the bench or desk and hopefully many of you have submitted their work to be presented at our Annual Meeting. In this newsletter you can read more on:

Don't forget the register for the NVVI Annual Meeting 2019.

The program committee is excited to introduce Menna Clatworthy as one of our keynote speakers. Read more below.

Defended your thesis between July 1, 2018 and July 1, 2019? Do not forget to apply for the Van Bekkum Thesis Award 2019. Read more below.

From 2020 the ACTERIA Prizes to young European researchers in Immunology and Allergology will be awarded YEARLY!

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NVVI Annual Meeting Topics 2019

11 & 12 December 2019, Noordwijkerhout

Confirmed Keynote speakers:

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early bird deadline: October 1st, 2019



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Annual meeting keynote speaker Menna Clatworthy

Prof. Clatworthy is a PI and research professor in the Department of Medicine, University of Cambridge and works as an Honorary Consultant Nephrologist. She set up her own lab in 2013 and was awarded an NIHR Research Professorship in 2018. Her basic research focuses on humoral immunity and the impact of the tissue environment in shaping local immune responses. Her clinical/translational research interests are in renal transplantation and using novel immunosuppressants to target humoral immunity. She is also an active participant in the Human Cell Atlas Project ( ), utilizing single cell technologies to better understand the cellular landscape of the human kidney.  She has published over 70 papers, in both basic science and clinical journals, including Cell, Science, Immunity, Nature Medicine, Lancet and the New England Journal of Medicine. She has also authored or co-authored a number of educational textbooks, including Transplantation at a Glance (Wiley Blackwell 2013) and Clinical Cases Uncovered - Nephrology (Wiley Blackwell 2010).

Professor Menna R. Clatworthy   
Professor of Translational Immunology. University of Cambridge, UK.

Van Bekkum Thesis Award 2019

information regarding application

The Dutch Society for Immunology aims to increase the visibility of excellent young immunologists in the Netherlands and has initiated an annual competition to select the best thesis in immunology.

The winner 2019 gets the opportunity to present her or his work during a 20 minutes plenary presentation during the Annual meeting in Noordwijkerhout and in addition will receive a prize of 1000 Euro.

Candidates should have defended their thesis between July 1, 2018 and July 1, 2019.


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From 2020, 30,000 euros will be awarded in cash and up to 150,000 euros to support three-year research projects in the fields of immunology and allergology.

The FONDATION ACTERIA and the European Federation of Immunological Societies (EFIS) present the new rules during the Annual Congress of the Swiss Society for Allergology and Immunology (SSAI) Lugano, 5 September 2019.

Starting from 2020, the ACTERIA Prize, a prestigious award reserved for European researchers in immunology and allergology, will be awarded yearly instead of every three years. The announcement was made by the FONDATION ACTERIA (ACTing on European Research in Immunology and Allergology), the European Federation of Immunological Societies (EFIS) and the Swiss Society for Allergology and Immunology (SSAI) today in Lugano (Switzerland) during the 2019 SSAI Annual Congress.



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Big Data: the past, the presence and the future

Big Data is hot. Much has been said about promises and potential of Big Data; but also pitfalls and limits are increasingly discussed. It is obvious that Big Data will change the landscape of medical research. But what will be the role of epidemiologists in the Big Data era?
Several speakers will present and discuss with us the possibilities, challenges and future of Big Data. De Verening voor Epidemiologie (VvE) organizes a symposium in Utrecht.

Program and register:  
Symposium VvE - 2 October 2019.

Travel Reports 2019

Travel reports made by members who received a NVVI scholarship

Sandra Vreman - International Veterinary immunology symposium (IVIS) - Seattle, USA


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Symposia and Conferences

Upcoming events in immunology


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Job opportunities

All known job opportunities for immunology at Dutch research institutes are listed below. Those who are interested should contact the in the advertisement indicated person(s) directly.


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Information about the congress is available at

Thanks to EFIS, we are able to provide 20 stipends of 250 EUR each for the participation at the congress. Applicants for stipends should send their abstract and letter of motivation to , no later than October 15th. Decisions will be made according to the scientific merit of applications. Members of all EFIS member societies, except the Immunological Society of Serbia, are eligible to apply.

Registration fee for the conference is 100 EUR. Hotel Mona Plaza (the venue of the congress) offers accommodation in two-bed rooms for the price of 80 EUR per night with breakfast (40 EUR per person).


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